Lynn Barry Short of Patrick Springs, Va. went to be with his Lord on Aug. 28, 2021. He was born on March 28, 1947 to the late Robert E. Short and Edna Short Kennedy in Lewes.

Lynn was a graduate of Seaford High School and received his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Leahy during the Vietnam Conflict. After college, he worked for Appalachian Power for many years. Later he worked for the city of Martinsville and retired from Virginia Tech Electric in 2016.

Lynn loved to serve others and his community. He worked and served on the Selective Service Board, Boy Scout Pack 69, District Chairman of the Blue Ridge Mountain Council-Patrick County District, Patrick County School Board from Jan. 1, 1988-Dec. 31, 1995, serving as Chairman from July 1, 1991 – Dec. 31, 1995. He served as the President of Municipal Electric Power Association of VA from 2010-2012. He was awarded a membership in Sterling Who’s Who, having exhibited excellence in leadership in his chosen field. He was a member of the Stuart Rotary Club, and served on the VA Arabian Horse Association. Most recently, he served as the treasurer of the Cascade Mountain POA. He believed in serving his community in an effort to bring equity for everyone.

However, Lynn’s upmost love was serving his Lord and witnessing to those he came in contact with. He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren. His faith never faltered and was an example to all of living the Christian life. He loved the farm, and building things. He built and remodeled several homes, including his last mountain vacation home in Cascade Mountain. He loved helping others. Lynn will be greatly missed by his family and friends, but he is at home with his Lord. The family is especially grateful for Dr. Zachery Whitlow’s care and guidance, as well as the doctors and nurses who cared for him as he battled the pneumonia caused by COVID-19 in Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem, VA.

Lynn is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sharon Short; daughter, Moriah Dollarhite and spouse Jimmy; sons David Short and spouse Brittany, Mitchell Wayne Tankersley, Jr. and spouse Kim, and Jeffrey Tankersley and spouse Amber; and many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. In addition, he is survived by his brother Robert E. Short, Jr. and spouse Rosemarie, and sister Roberta Hensley, as well as brother-in-law Judge John Cook and spouse Grace. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters Rebecca Weaver and Norma Lee Boyer.

Lynn attended CrossPoint Church in Ridgeway, VA. His wishes would be for friends and family to donate to their churches and charities in lieu of flowers.

His funeral was held on Sept. 4 at Norris Funeral Services in Stuart, VA with Pastor Carl Keith officiating and military rites by the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard. Burial followed at Patrick Memorial Gardens.

Norris Funeral Services in Stuart is serving the Short family. Online condolences may be made at